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This book presents Sri Aurobindo's views on linguistics in general and on Sanskrit in particular. It compares Sri Aurobindo's approach to the problem of the origin of human speech with those of other philologists.
Sri Aurobindo has extensively studied some of the word-families of Sanskrit to find out the original mind-impressions that the root-sounds have within them. Discovering these, he shows how Sanskrit has preserved the original primitive structure of language and the system of simple root-sounds.
Some original writings of Sri Aurobindo on the subject are included.
I. Study of Language and Sri Aurobindo
II. The Origin and Development of Language: Sri Aurobindo's Theory
III. Growth of Language from Seed-sounds
IV. The Creative Word: A New Approach to the Study of Language
V. A True Interpretation of the Vedas: Need for a New Science of Language